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Re: DWR treatment vs Permethrin compatibility
In order for the Permethrin to work is has to be on the outside with the DWR under it. Same goes for the DWR it has to be on the outside to work with the Permethrin under it. With the Permethrin ...

In GEAR » DWR treatment vs Permethrin compatibility
September 11, 1:13am

Re: Cabin gone
Sorry to hear about your cabin. Today I hear on the new that they identified the cause of the fire. Apparently a hunter light a campfire and it gout out of control. they apparently know his ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California Rim Fire is getting BIG!
September 05, 4:58pm

Re: UL Trail Notebook
If you already carry a smart phone or an e-book (such as a kindle), for no extra weight you can get note book apps for them that would eliminate the need to carry separate paper and pencil.

In GEAR » UL Trail Notebook
September 05, 4:49pm

Re: Re: Tyvek
The only tyvek that may work well of a wind shirt is 1600 series Tyvek. !600 is pin perforated specifically to improve its breathability. But like most wind shirt material is not waterproof, only...

In GEAR » Most Breathable Windshirt -- Squamish, Houdini or Tyvek?
September 05, 4:41pm

Re: Re: durable
"2. the fabric doesnt fail in the field ... either through abrasion or DWR failure ... generally 3 layer are more durable in that regard, and the importance of skills in that you reapply your ...

In GEAR » Ultralight dream clothing, what would you buy
September 03, 12:12am

Re: Lightweight, Chemical Free Bugshirt
"2) Buy a button down (or some other style) hiking shirt. A lot of companies offer these, and they seem to be bug resistant and breathe really well. Unfortunately, many of them come pre-treate...

In GEAR » Lightweight, Chemical Free Bugshirt
September 02, 9:30pm

Re: eVent vs. Neoshell Jacket (Specter LT vs. Westcomb Shift LT. ?)
During the design process Polartec made sure the breathability was higher than any competitor including Event. Based on all accounts I have seen it is. As to how waterproof it is Event has a hydr...

In GEAR » eVent vs. Neoshell Jacket (Specter LT vs. Westcomb Shift LT. ?)
September 01, 10:16pm

Re: Re: Ultralight dream clothing, what would you buy
"Waterproof breathable clothing is neither. Eventually it leaks and you will get soaked from sweat. " I find this statement an exaggeration. Ves eventually every rain jacket will leak...

In GEAR » Ultralight dream clothing, what would you buy
September 01, 12:59pm

Re: UHMWPE film
"Consider carbon as an analogy. Carbon fiber composites (including laminar composites like carbon fiber-containing Cubic Tech products) are extraordinarily strong per unit weight. Carbon fiber...

In GEAR » alternatives to Cuben Fabric?
August 31, 2:41pm

UV resistance
Tyvek is made from 100% polyethylene and it is UV resistant. Also the desity of the material probably will very between LDP,HDP,UHMW, and cros linked polethylene. So the best way to know what the...

In GEAR » alternatives to Cuben Fabric?
August 28, 12:23pm

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